Portman Holdings has unveiled a proposed addition to West Peachtree – a 23-story spec office tower. The building would occupy the current site of Midtown Bank on the northwest corner of West Peachtree and 3rd Street.
Portman officials presented the plans at the recent Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) showing that the bank would relocate to the ground floor as part of 5,100, square feet of retail space.
Floors 2 through 6 would be an enclosed parking area, while the floors above would provide 335,000 square feet of office space. The DRC recommended preliminary support of the project once questions about making the street level area more visually engaging, parking access and other issues.
The DRC also looked at a townhome project proposal from Office of Design. The project would front 14th Street and consist of 18 units, 4-stories each, with a 6,000 square foot courtyard on an L-shaped lot accessible by a single perimeter driveway. The DRC generally supported the proposal with suggestions for moving the building closer to the street and redesign of the entrance and exit.
The DRC also heard a plan to turn a sliver of land west of the Georgia Tech Hotel parking garage along Williams Street into an alternative generation facility called a “microgrid.” Georgia Tech has partnered with Georgia Power to develop the project, which would provide power generation for the High Performance Computing Center at CODA one block east. The new energy components would be placed on a platform and screened with 7’-12’ high fence with an applied graphic wrap. The committee recommended support for the plan upon adequately addressing sound dampening issues, proper screening and the type of artwork on the graphic wrap.